You can read all about his history in 400 other articles out there right now.
Before I start on our new regime, let me say that I thought Dan Campbell did a decent job and even though the players seem to have rallied around him this past week, they didn't rally enough when it mattered most. Unfortunately, an undisciplined 5-7 team wasn't going to make the grade so Campbell was grounded.
On to the future, in the first few pictures and videos I saw of Gase, he bore a trimmed beard which made him look very mature. I wasn't aware he was only 37 years old.
But at his introductory press conference, he sat cleaned shaven, looking like he just got off the train from Sticksville, Wyoming, so I had to wonder if he flashed a fake ID to get into the building.
Stephen Ross and Mike Tannenbaum have given this kid the keys to the franchise. Much like any other parents, I wonder if they also had to give him 10 bucks for gas. I am sure he got enough cash to pay for Med School and beyond.
They certainly have given him free reign over their kingdom. The spoiled brat will have total control over all his toys as he gets to decide who gets onto and stays on the 53 Man Roster.
I personally like the idea of coaches having control over their toys. Or as Bill Parcells once said "If they want you to cook the meal, they should at least let you shop for the groceries."
Plus, players know that dude over there can certainly end their football life so I assume they will play harder for the dude.
Chris Grier, the newly hired GM, gets to continue to scout the talent, as he did prior to his new appointment, only now he gets a bigger allowance.
I guess Gase will get to either kick and scream until he gets what he wants or keep throwing his unwanted toys into the trash until Daddy Grier gets him what he really wants.
Gase also has decided that he will in fact call his own plays. That's right, nobody tells him what to do. Gase said it is fun calling the plays.
I have no issue with this. Could be must see TV.
Gase made no predictions, made no promises and as such gets plenty of leeway from his parents. 5 years worth, well maybe 3 if there's a divorce.
The one benefit to all this is that if this turns into another train wreck, we the lucky fans, will only have to point one finger in the one direction of the one kid standing on the one sideline with a stupid smirk on his face telling us "You asked for it".
I truly hope it works out and for a lengthy time. I hope he becomes our next Don Shula. I hope we do win at least a couple more Super Bowls.
And hopefully in my lifetime.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971 (That's before Gase was born)